New Web Trends in Designing Part 2: Artistic Patterns, Grid Patterns and Animation Patterns
Last time we considered brand-new types of patterns such as generative and data-inspired. Today we are going to take a look at some others, including classic ones that have been given a refreshing uplift, static ones that are based on a grid and another dynamic patterns that are used for animations.
Artistic Patterns, Grid Patterns and Animation Patterns in Web Design
Traditional patterns to which we are so accustomed recently have received a creative boost. They are no longer simple shapes or 8-pixel size objects; they are relatively huge drawings, sketches and tiny illustrations with lots of color and details.
Le Coq Sportif
Le Coq Sportif is spiced up with a dose of personality. Crafty pattern with a 3D flair goes well with line style graphics and images that are neatly scattered throughout the page.
iForex Blog has a marvelous artistic aesthetic. Beautiful illustrations that recreate the whole atmosphere transmit the message. Pattern is a vital detail of all the composition that enriches the design.
Cyborg Project is a blog about colors and the world of cyborgs. So that such a radiant background that strikes the eye from the first seconds is an ideal option. Although the canvas is certainly overwhelming, the content area stays above it and provides users with optimal readability.
AARK Collective features a series of fantastic, unconventional artworks that are used as patterns for the background. It strengthens the brand and adds a note of refinement.
Websto is based on a classic vertical striped pattern that reproduces a candy shop feeling with an appetizing air. The yummy backdrop certainly gives the website a cutting-edge feel. Primary color palette and decorative font reinforce the theme.
Mint Teal leverages simple geometric forms to enrich the background, making it more appealing and setting up a proper atmosphere. The solution is simple and elegant. Gorgeous coloring, lots of white space and a splendid pattern from the good old days add to the design a particular charm.
For Better Coffee
Here the background is pretty loud thanks to an enormous visual weight. Bright coloring and flat style play here the first fiddle. Although it is highly saturated and content-intensive, nevertheless, it does not overpower online visitors, on the contrary, it gently lures them into the project.
It has almost become a tradition to charge front pages with motion, especially if they employ an illustrative environment. Use of static dramatic scenes is not enough to satisfy today’s audience demands. Users crave animations, action and a touch of playfulness and amusement. So that short animation patterns are becoming more and more popular.
The front page of Fieldwork is marked by a vibrant flat style animation that catches the eye with its interesting and unique idea. Several processes are looped in order to provide the project with constant dynamics and motion as well as symbolize an assembly line.
Summer Meltdown Fest
Summer Meltdown Fest owes its eye-pleasing and wonderful appearance to an illustration that has a dose of naturalness and freshness. Several objects of the composition are energized with subtle motion to make it look more alive.
Ford Responde is a matchless website with lots of cutting-edge details. An animation pattern is used to make the backdrop suitable for the dynamic object at the heart of the page. It contributes to attitude and supports the spirit.
iCentric leverages a sleek, dynamic pattern to make the photo manipulation look more exceptional and energized. The artist combines particle animation and subtle motion to achieve such an impressive result.
Lobster Kitchen has an admirable marine motif that support the restaurant name. Here an illustrative environment that welcomes the online audience is powered by several tiny animation patterns. They bring to life clouds, seagulls, and ships, offering a memorable experience.
Appetals has a strong personality and charisma. Marvelous hand-drawn icons and illustrations that form the main background strengthen the overall aesthetics. Animation patterns are used to force some objects to blink thereby adding a sleek touch of motion.
Dream Team boasts a refined and exquisite appearance. The beauty of the homepage lies in a gorgeous smooth pastel coloring, nifty ghost buttons, line style graphics and a delicate animation pattern that maintains users’ focus at the center.
Creatives use grids everywhere, so why not to get the advantage of its ability of perfectly organizing stuff for prettifying backgrounds. There are some examples below that demonstrate it in practice.
BlackBox Design utilizes a grid style pattern that has a boxy appeal to adapt the background to foreground structure on the right. As a result, they fit together like two pieces of the puzzle. The dark coloring enhances the effect.
District 13 uses a very similar approach, yet in this case cells are much bigger, and they hide data that can be revealed on demand. The front page is a masterpiece, where the pattern plays an important and connecting role.
Here each cell features an elegant animated glyph and is based on a soft pastel monotone background. This dynamic grid pattern is a tool for entertainment and interaction with the online audience.
The Formica Envisualizer
The Formica Envisualizer makes use of several intricate crafty visually-appealing patterns that decorate sections of the website. Regular geometric shapes paired up with gorgeous soft coloring give each area a sprucing up.
The backdrop of Good Patch can be partly attributed to the grid pattern. A bunch of flat solid colored circles are scattered throughout the homepage adding a nice zest to the aesthetics. They perfectly contribute to the theme and reinforce visual appeal.
The landing page of Blue Ridge has a splash of personality and a powerful business-like vibe. It easily complements the brand’s identity and sets up a comfortable environment. Grid pattern used for the backdrop glues everything together and strengthens the general impression.
To sum up both articles, patterns are still popular instruments for creating marvelous aesthetics. The listed above and previously discussed types of patterns are no more and no less than fresh and original takes on a method of decorating canvases. Not all of them are popular, yet all of them are trendy. Thus, crafty and grid patterns are rare, though they have a huge personality.
Animation, generative and data-inspired patterns run the show this year; they are primary tools for making the project look outstanding and modern. So, share with us your thoughts?